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Poster: Video Plus Date: May 23, 2006 12:52am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: did my movie upload go to the right place?

ia301218.us.archive.org

The movie is there, but the link on the movie is weird:

http://www.archive.org/download/The_Phantom_Of_The_Opera_1929/.pureftpd-upload.4472b8fc.15.6ecd.b963adc5

Here is the archive page...

http://www.archive.org/details/The_Phantom_Of_The_Opera_1929

The file is called
The_Phantom_Of_The_Opera_1929.mpg

Thanks

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: May 23, 2006 8:03am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: did my movie upload go to the right place?

I fear that your upload did not complete successfully. The weird filename happens when the upload hiccups, the result is the upload session stops part way through.

The size that I'm seeing for the file is 175,438,276 (~175MB). Does that match up with the file you tried to upload?

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Poster: Video Plus Date: May 23, 2006 8:34am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: did my movie upload go to the right place?

No - the complete clip is nearly 1GB in size. The clip on the page runs for a little over 12 minutes. I will try to provide an alternate link in the description and create a new entry that will hopefully not be interrupted.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: May 23, 2006 9:40am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: did my movie upload go to the right place?

Glad that you are retrying. You probably want to make sure you are using an ftp program that supports resuming, so that if the upload process gets interrupted you can continue where you left off. Smartftp is a program that many have used. Be sure to check to make sure that the file you have uploaded matches the size of the file on your computer.

To answer your original question, site curators move appropriate movies from the Opensource section to the more specialized sections. Sometimes curators don't notice so you might post a message to the Feature Films forum to get their attention. So, you are uploading it to the correct place.

One suggestion, would you consider uploading a higher quality format? The movies in the Feature Films section are all DVD quality MPEG2, the file that you're uploading is VCD quality MPEG1. The Archive will automatically generate several lower quality versions of the file, if you are concerned about having those available.

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Poster: Video Plus Date: May 23, 2006 10:02am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: did my movie upload go to the right place?

An MPEG-2 DVD file would probably take an extremely long time to download from the Internet Archive when you consider a 740x480 image at approx 30Kbps. A download from my own DSL cable host will go faster than that.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: May 24, 2006 12:18am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: did my movie upload go to the right place?

Yes, it does take a long time (I've done it) but people are grateful.

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Poster: Video Plus Date: May 24, 2006 12:29am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: did my movie upload go to the right place?

A new entry for this film is now complete. I will see about adding adding an MPEG2 and a more streamable version for viewing. I cannot directly add additional video files.

This post was modified by Video Plus on 2006-05-24 07:29:25

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